Community Culture: Aerial Salad – Dr. Martens Ramsey Monk Kiltie

To highlight the new Ramsey Monk Kiltie creeper shoe by Dr. Martens, this season at HIP we met up with Manchester-based DIY punk band Aerial Salad in the Northern Quarter.

Having formed back in 2016, the trio lean on sounds from iconic Manchester bands of decades gone by, whilst developing their own version of contemporary post-punk. The band’s breakthrough 2020 album Dirt Mall told the story of a youthful desire for more – estrangement from modern capitalist Britain. Aerial Salad are also known for abrasive and joyful live experiences – a throwback to times gone by and something that has helped establish a loyal underground following in mainland Europe.

The Ramsey Monk Kiltie has the DNA of the subcultural creeper, unconventionally refined with Dr. Martens’ attitude. Made with signature C.F Stead Desert Oasis suede, the shoe arrives in three shades from the brand’s Nu Underground colour palette. Key features include a self-fabric kiltie, creeper vamp detailing and a Monk-strap fastening, atop a chunky BEN outsole decorated with iconic yellow welt stitching.

The Dr. Martens Ramsey Monk Kiltie is online now and available in our Leeds store.